The Corner

Read This and Weep

Here’s UPI’s Martin Hutchinson on the president and his deficit. As Hutchinson notes, the failure to offer any credible plan to re-establish control over federal spending was, uh, ‘notable,’ particularly, I might add, in the context of a speech that had time for such patronizing trivia as that new nonsense over steroids and the old rubbish on drug testing. To be fair, much of the increase in (non-defense/security related) government spending over the last few years can be justified as a sensible response to what looked like a very nasty slowdown. The administration’s current stance, however, is quite remarkable. It suggests that this president is as careless with this country’s finances as (his proposed immigration ‘reform’ has shown) he is with its borders.